Fatimata has worked in community development since 1989, with experience working in all regions of southern Mali. She has worked with several international NGOs, including Save the Children USA, CEDPA (Center for Development and Population’s Activities), Family Care International, and Management Sciences for Health.
Currently, she serves as project director for MSH activities in Mali. In this capacity, she is in charge of program and personnel management, in-country advocacy efforts, activity coordination, and fund management. Fatimata has over 25 years of experience offering educational, socioeconomic, health, and preventative services in community settings, with a particular focus on gender and reproductive health. As such, she is a recognized advocate and trainer in reproductive health, gender, youth development, maternal and child’s health, and gender-based health.
A midwife by training, Fatimata holds a Master in Social Development, with a specialization in Community Development, from the National Training Institute of Social Workers of Bamako.